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Site Map - Transportation/Mass Transit

Airport Security

- The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has pushed back two deadlines for conducting background checks on workers who handle air cargo. The original deadline to screen all such workers was December 1, 2006. However, the deadline has now been extended to March 15, 2007 for the staff of U.S. aircraft operators and foreign air carriers. An even later deadline - June 15, 2007 - has been set for employees of indirect air carriers. These are companies that contract with air carriers to perform a security-related service such as storing cargo or moving it from a warehouse to the airport. Read the regulation establishing these new deadlines.

Spotting IEDs Amid the iPods

- Testing airport screeners' ability to spot various threat objects.

Rail security

- A bill (S. 184) introduced by Sen. Daniel Inouye (D-HI) would increase security requirements for freight and passenger rail systems has been approved by the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee. The measure is now pending in the Senate.

Unmanned Aerial Vehicles Vying for Liftoff

- Though exciting developments are on the horizon, technological and regulatory hurdles remain.

Mass Evacuation: A Disaster Waiting to Happen

- How geography, road infrastructure, and mass transit pose challenges during large-scale evacuations.

Training in Vain?

- If you believe transit and rail industry leaders and government officials, they have provided security training to employees.

9/11 and the Future of Transportation Security

- Why did 9-11 occur? R. William Johnstone attempts to answer this question in this critical study of U.S. transportation security.

Security Saves Time

- How security is good for the export business.

Selective Screening Recommended for Rails

- A new strategy for rail security.

Secure and Tranquil Travel's Preventing Crime and Disorder on Public Transport

- A well-blended approach to combating chronic security challenges in public transportation.

Deadline Looms for Fixing “No-Fly” Lists

- Continuing problems plague "no-fly" lists.

Airline Security

- A bill (S. 509), introduced by Sen. Daniel K. Inouye (D-HI), that would require screening of cargo on passenger airplanes has been approved by the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. The Senate has agreed to consider the bill.

Rail Security

- Selective screening of rail passengers is unpopular, but San Jose State's Mineta Transportation Institute argues it is the only way to secure the nation's mass transportation systems with the least impact on civil rights and the economy.
 




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